Nima Elbagir

Nima Elbagir was born in the year 1978.  Nima Elbagir was born in Sudan and was taken to the United Kingdom when she was 3 years old. She later went back to Sudan at the age of 8 years. After six years, she returned back to Britain. Her travels around the world are the mirror of the turbulent politics in her homeland. Her father was in the opposition and a journalist and he was jailed before her birth. He was then released and the family went into exile.  Because of being in Britain and Sudan in different occasions, her education was split into half between the school in Britain and in Sudan. Nima Elbagir is of Northern Sudanese origins, his family was from Nubian and her father is an Al-Jazira.

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Nima Elbagir got her education in Sudan and then in England. She holds a BSc. in the Philosophy from The London School of Economic. She understands English and Arabic. She had a long passion in journalism and that is what made her pursue her dreams in this field. Her mother was the first publisher in Sudan while her father is a newspaper publisher in his homeland. Her education was tone between Sudan and Britain. She went to London school of Economics where she pursued as a journalist.


Elbagir started her career in Journalism with the Reuters in 2002. She was reporting in Sudan where she was in charge of covering the simmering conflict in the Darfur region. She moved to the broadcast journalism during the year 2005 when she joined More4News. Here she reported on exclusive stories which included the allegation of the rape committed by the African Union solders monitoring peace within Darfur.  She did the interview with Aegis Security Company which was a whistleblower in Iraq Trophy Videos. She interviewed Jacob Zuma in the run up on the rape trial that he was facing. She had the privilege to interview the Egyptian Justice Minister who proposed that President Hosni Mubarak receives a death sentence during the political revolution in that country. Nima Elbagir was the only journalist from the West who was reporting about the US bombing In Somalia by January 2007. 

Nima Elbagir did a documentary where she reported about Meet the Janjaweed in the Unreported World. She was able to get the access to Hemeti or Mohammed Hamdan Dogolo known as few commanders of Arab Janjaweed.  She filmed the ID cards of Sudanese Army and the Chinese manufacture weaponry, which gave credence, being  the first evidence to the involvement of Sudanese government and usage of ammunitions from  China in the conflict.

She has reported on other major happenings in Africa that are risky and life threatening. Her chronograph of the Ebola outbreak which ravaged a number of West African countries is one such reporting. In her coverage, she mastered the courage to visit the quarantined areas in Liberia to capture an accurate perspective of how the outbreak had affected the general population in these countries. Her boldness in reporting matters is what has made her an outstanding journalist in the world.

She was also been the first journalist to report to the world some of the grueling incidents such as the kidnapping of the 250 girls by the northern Nigeria by Boko Haram militants. She was the first international journalist to report from the village where the incident happened and she also interviewed two girls who were able to run away from the militants.

23 Nov, 2016

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